Prayad Marksaeng

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Prayad Marksaeng
ประหยัด มากแสง
Personal information
Born (1966-01-30) 30 January 1966 (age 51)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Nationality  Thailand
Residence Hua Hin, Thailand
Career
Turned professional 1991
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Japan Senior Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 41
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 6
Asian Tour 10 (3rd all time)
Other 25
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2009
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1999, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2017
PGA Championship T15: 2008
Achievements and awards
Japan Senior Tour
Order of Merit winner
2016, 2017

Prayad Marksaeng (Thai: ประหยัด มากแสง, born 30 January 1966) is a Thai professional golfer.

Prayad was a member of Thailand's winning golf team at the 1987 South East Asian Games and turned professional in 1991. He has been a member of the Asian Tour since it began in its modern form in 1995. He has won seven events on the tour, becoming one of the first ten men to reach a million U.S. dollars in career earnings. He has also competed on the Japan Golf Tour and in 2008 won three tournaments in Japan.

Prayad represented Thailand at the 2007 and 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup and has been featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Prayad received a special invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament.[1] Marksaeng shot an 82 (+10) in the first round and withdrew midway through the second round due to a back injury.[2]

Professional wins (41)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (10)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Jun 1996 Volvo China Open −19 (70-66-67-66=269) 9 strokes Taiwan Hsieh Yu-shu
2 5 Oct 1997 Yokohama Singapore PGA Championship −11 (71-71-65-70=277) 1 stroke Indonesia Kasiadi
3 23 Nov 1997 Thai International −18 (70-69-65-66=270) 1 stroke India Arjun Atwal
4 20 Feb 2000 Casino Filipino Open −5 (72-70-70-71=283) 1 stroke United States Mike Cunning, Japan Tatsuhiko Ichihara,
United States Ted Purdy
5 2 Oct 2005 Crowne Plaza Open −8 (72-70-70-68=280) Playoff Australia Marcus Both
6 9 Dec 2007 Volvo Masters of Asia −13 (67-71-68-69=275) 1 strokes England Chris Rodgers
7 16 Jun 2013 Queen's Cup −14 (71-64-68-67=270) 3 strokes Thailand Arnond Vongvanij
8 19 Jan 2014 King's Cup Golf Hua Hin −12 (68-71-71-66=276) 1 strokes Sweden Rikard Karlberg
9 21 Jun 2015 Queen's Cup (2) −14 (69-65-71-65=270) 2 stroke Thailand Thanyakon Khrongpha
10 22 Jan 2017 SMBC Singapore Open1 −9 (71-69-68-67=275) 1 stroke Thailand Phachara Khongwatmai, South Africa Jbe' Kruger,
Philippines Juvic Pagunsan, South Korea Song Young-han

1 Co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour

Japan Golf Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Jun 2008 Mitsubishi Diamond Cup Golf −10 (70-70-66-68=274) 1 stroke Japan Shintaro Kai
2 22 Jun 2008 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic −15 (69-66-69-65=269) 1 stroke Japan Azuma Yano
3 23 Nov 2008 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament −8 (68-70-67-71=276) 1 stroke Japan Ryo Ishikawa
4 17 Mar 2013 Thailand Open1 −24 (68-67-65-64=264) 2 strokes Australia Scott Strange
5 26 Jul 2015 Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open −24 (69-65-67-63=264) 1 stroke South Korea Song Young-han
6 22 Jan 2017 SMBC Singapore Open2 −9 (71-69-68-67=275) 1 stroke Thailand Phachara Khongwatmai, South Africa Jbe' Kruger,
Philippines Juvic Pagunsan, South Korea Song Young-han

1 Co-sanctioned with the OneAsia Tour
2 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

All Thailand Golf Tour wins (18)[edit]

  • 2000 Singha Masters
  • 2004 Singha Masters
  • 2005 Singha Pattaya Open
  • 2007 B-Ing TPC Championships, Singha E-San Open
  • 2008 Singha Masters
  • 2009 Singha Championship
  • 2010 Singha Classic
  • 2012 Singha Masters
  • 2013 Singha E-San Open, Road To Panasonic Open Singha Bangkok Open
  • 2014 Singha Pattaya Open, Singha All Thailand Grand Final
  • 2015 Singha Pattaya Open, Singha Chiangmai Open, Singha Masters
  • 2016 Singha Hua Hin Open, Singha Chiangmai Open

Japan Senior Tour wins (8)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament WD CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T15 CUT

Note: Marksaeng never played in the U.S. Open.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Augusta National invites three Asian standouts to play in Masters". PGA Tour. Associated Press. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Prayad suffers abrupt end in Masters debut". 11 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Prayad triumphs in Japan". Asian Tour. 1 August 2016. 

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